Sarah Henrickson Parker to speak at the American Association for Thoracic Surgery Surgical Patient Safety Course

Sarah Henrickson Parker, Ph.D.

Sarah Henrickson Parker, Ph.D.

Sarah Henrickson Parker, a research assistant professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, will present several lectures during the Surgical Patient Safety Course, hosted by the American Association for Thoracic Surgery.

Henrickson Parker is also the director of human factors at Carilion Clinic and a research assistant professor of psychology in Virginia Tech’s College of Science. She conducts basic and translational research into the performance of teams in the crucial high-risk setting of health care. Her research team studies clinical team performance during direct patient care and simulations to better understand complex work and patterns of performance that are indicative of excellent patient care, with the goal to integrate education, research, and front line staff to improve care for patients.

During the Surgical Patient Safety Course, Henrickson Parker will speak on frameworks for understanding, modeling, and classifying systems of error, as well as the principles of high functioning teams and effective leadership behaviors. She will also co-facilitate a session of medical case presentations with a focus on errors made.

The course is in Boston, Massachusetts, and it’ll run from June 24 to June 25. Attendees may register here.

Cover story: Microscopy & Analysis featured collaborative work by Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists as the top story in its most recent issue.

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